Italic

Definitions of Italic
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n a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative

Synonyms:
Italic language
Types:
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Osco-Umbrian
a group of dead languages of ancient Italy; they were displace by Latin
Latin
any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
Umbrian
an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
Oscan
an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
Sabellian
an extinct Osco-Umbrian language of ancient Italy that survives only in a few inscriptions
Old Latin
the oldest recorded Latin (dating back at early as the 6th century B.C.)
classical Latin
the language of educated people in ancient Rome
Low Latin
any dialect of Latin other than the classical
Biblical Latin, Late Latin
the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
Neo-Latin, New Latin
Latin since the Renaissance; used for scientific nomenclature
Latinian language, Romance, Romance language
the group of languages derived from Latin
Type of:
Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite
the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia

adj of or relating to the Italic languages

“ancient Italic dialects”

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